Jaime, Katie, and La'Mont are three young servant leaders whose stories we are celebrating as part of our 40th anniversary celebration. They are a reminder that we must never ever give up on any child.
Instead of helping, Congress is on the brink of enacting more job-killing budget cuts and slashing such lifelines as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps.
Several U.S. Senators and Representatives joined a group of children and their parents on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol today to participate in an eye-catching event: playing a spirited game of Chutes and Ladders on a jumbo-sized game board.
On September 30th friends and supporters of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) will gather at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to celebrate CDF's 40th anniversary and honor our best known alum, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The real threat to our national security is economic, not military. Nobody knows what a "limited strike" would cost, but General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says it will run in the billions. Here's what the money could buy instead.
We have more data behind us now than ever before. But the stalemate over the budget and our lingering shock that sequestration has not been restored prevents us from diverting our attention to new initiatives while we are still cutting children from our programs.
The March on Washington, and King's soaring oration, helped create a better world, but we are a long way from the world King dreamed of. So let us all take at least one lesson from King's example. Let's unite people of many faiths in a national day of prayer to end child poverty.
For months, we have seen local stories of families and communities struggling to cope as Head Start programs have been forced to turn away children. And now we have added up all those cuts from across the country to better understand the national impact.
Let this week's events in Detroit lead to a reexamination of our goals as a nation and how we can reach them. Let us take advantage of the vast amounts of new knowledge we have gained since 1967 about how to reduce poverty and its impact on children.
It's time for broad bipartisan support for critically important investments in young children. And we must get this right for children: not for test makers, not for adult interests, but for children -- especially the poorest children.
Ben takes us inside the tumultuous economic hurdles that accompany our slowly recovering housing market, not only from an economic perspective, but through the eyes of people trying to buy homes, put down roots, and improve their lives.
We know how to make a positive difference in the lives of so many poor Black males. But we have to close the gap between what we know and what we do. We don't have to keep doing the things we're getting wrong.
This virtual event aims to awaken Americans to the astonishing importance of the early weeks and months of life, when infants encounter the world with wonder and rapid learning that lays the foundation for all the curiosity and discovery that lies ahead.